Kansas State University Libraries Maintenance and Repair Technician II in Manhattan, Kansas

About This Role:

In addition to a generous benefits package (see summary below), this position offers the opportunity to apply maintenance and repair skills to provide a safe and pleasant living environment in a large residence hall. The position routinely interacts with others including student residents and offers a community type work environment.

Why Join Us:

Housing and Dining Services (HDS) is a self-operated auxiliary department with five functional areas: business operations, facilities management, dining services, apartment living, and residence life. HDS is a large, complex department employing more than 1,300 full and part-time staff. Although we are a large, diverse group, we share the desire to provide exemplary services, products, and facilities for our customers.

More than 5,000 students call the K-State campus home. Our living spaces include ten residence halls, a large apartment community, one leadership/scholarship house, and an honors house. This "home away from home" meets more than the basic needs of students living with us — we provide affordable, safe and engaging accommodations for our residents while finding unique ways to support them in their academic pursuits. We've worked hard to create an environment that fosters diversity, leadership, academic success and personal growth.

If you take pride in your work, are conscientious, and have a commitment to quality and customer service, you may be a fit in our HDS family.

This position is benefits eligible: health insurance, life insurance, retirement plans, tuition assistance program, paid time off – vacation, sick and holidays.

To learn more visit: http://www.k-state.edu/hcs/benefits/

We Support Diversity and Inclusion:

Kansas State University embraces diversity and promotes inclusion in every sector of the institution. The university actively seeks individuals whose commitments and contributions will advance the University's dedication to the Principles of Community.



  • Diagnose, service and maintain plumbing and electrical systems and equipment including, but not limited to, repairing stopped drain lines, flush valves, shower valves, sink, and lavatory component; replacing outlets, switches, resetting circuit breakers, testing and maintaining fire alarm and emergency lighting systems.
  • Independently troubleshoots, maintains, and repairs specialized equipment and building systems by applying specialized technical knowledge of electrical, HVAC, plumbing, electronic climate controls. Services and maintains building systems by making adjustments, lubricating and repairing HVAC units, air compressors, water softeners, pumps valves, various electrical control systems, related piping for domestic hot and cold water systems and waste and vent piping, lighting control systems and other equipment. Assists in adjusting heating and cooling controls.
  • Coordinates and schedules with other departmental staff to alter, maintain and diagnose plumbing and electrical problems in mechanical and other building systems, air handling equipment, air ducts, dampers, and other environmental controls. Troubleshoots mechanical, plumbing and electrical systems.
  • Performs other duties to include selecting, organizing, cleaning and storing equipment and tool; may remove/repair asbestos materials (only if certified; maintains and organizes for easy accessibility maintenance manuals and records.
  • Repairs and services building hardware and custodial equipment by adjusting, repairing or replacing locks, holders, openers, closer, blinds, and wall hangings.
  • Makes minor furniture repairs and adjustments.
  • Performs all duties in a manner that promotes a harmonious work environment that espouses civility and the University Principles of Community.

What You’ll Need to Succeed:

*Minimum Requirements: *

Requires one year of relevant experience. Various training and/or certification may be required. Education may be substituted for experience as determined relevant by a hiring manager.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • High school graduation/GED
  • Journeyman skill level experience in plumbing, electrical, HVAC or other mechanical trade
  • Strong troubleshooting skills
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to read blueprints and schematics
  • Knowledge of tools, equipment, and materials used in a variety of trades and knowledge of codes, hazards and safety precautions
  • Five years of experience in the mechanical or building trades

Other Requirements:

  • Valid drivers license upon employment
  • Prefer Class I asbestos worker(requires yearly certification of pulmonary function test and physical examination as a prerequisite for Class I certification) within 6 months of employment
  • Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States at the time of employment

How to Apply:

Please complete the online application.

Screening of Applications Begins:

Immediately and continues through January 25, 2019.

Pay Rate:

$14.49 - $21.74 per hour.

Actual salary will be determined based on the candidate's experience, education, internal equity, and departmental funding. Salary offers are typically made between $14.49 and $18.12 per hour. The range indicated includes both the typical hiring range and potential future progression.

Equal Employment Opportunity:

Kansas State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans and actively seeks diversity among its employees.

Background Screening Statement:

In connection with your application for employment, Kansas State University will procure a Background Screen on you as part of the process of considering your candidacy as an employee.

Department: 3670009200 Department of Housing & Dining

Job no: 505401

Work type: Staff Full Time (USS)

Location: Manhattan, Kansas

Categories: Facilities / Grounds / Skilled Trades

Advertised: 14 Jan 2019 Central Standard Time Central Standard Time

Applications close: Open until filled